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Feb 9th in NYC History

Posted: Feb 9, 2013 | 12:00 AM
by Jared Goldstein

1864:  New York approved the formation of a company of black soldiers to fight in the Civil War. This was the first time that black soldiers were allowed to enlist in the Union army.


1942:  Singer and songwriter Carole King born.


1942:  Fire destroyed the French luxury liner "Normandie," while it was being converted to wartime use while docked at West 48th Street.  The great ship capsized.  After the war it was sold for scrap.


1943:  Actor Joe Pesci born.


1945:  Actress Mia Farrow born.

We see her apartment and her fictitious one on my Upper West Side Tours.


1964:  The Beatles made their first live American TV appearance for tens of millions, on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

We go to several venues, including the Ed Sullivan Theater, where the Beatles played historic concerts on my John Lennon NYC Tour.


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